Eilean Shona is a wilderness island situated just off the West Coast of Scotland to the north of the Ardnermerchan perninsular and south of the Isle of Skye. With its ancient forests, craggie hillsides, hidden coves and sandy beaches it is considered by many to be one of the most glorious of all the Scottish islands. Owned by Vanessa Branson who has long been a champion of the arts, Eilean Shona’s cultural focus remains a central theme. The island has long been an inspiration for artists and writers and to build on this legacy we are launching an annual residency programme for a writer and an artist from March 2020.
Our mission is to cultivate an environment where artists have a gift of time and space for the development of their work. We provide a unique, stunning, and challenging environment to encourage artists to draw inspiration from place and take advantage of the solitude that surrounding environment provides. We offer artists a month of escape from their usual hectic worlds of information overload, a month of regeneration in the wilderness where the days have no end and nothing breaks into their trains of thought. Allowing them respite from their daily stresses and access a deeper understanding of their practice.
Accommodation - Beautifully appointed one bedroomed cosy woodsmans cottage. A dedicated studio with north light over looking Loch Moidart and Castle Tioram.
Dates - March 2021
Offer - Travel costs, board and lodging plus a £1000 allowance.
Application deadline is tbc